Kristy Alford

Athlete - Kristy Alford

SPORT:  Women’s Soccer

PROVINCE:  Ontario

How long have you been involved with Special Olympics?

I started special Olympics 7 years ago when I was 17 years old.

How is your life different since joining Special Olympics?

Special Olympics has changed my life by giving me the opportunities to become more social and travel around the world and as a result I have been able to secure a job.

What do you like most about the sport you will be competing in at Special Olympics World Summer Games Berlin 2023?

I have always loved soccer. I love improving my skills. I have played soccer since I was 3 years old.

What is your proudest moment with Special Olympics?

My proudest moment in Special Olympics was winning two golds and a silver in Dubai for the Summer World Games.

What does Special Olympics and attending World Games mean to you?

It is special to be representing my country and trying to win a gold for Canada.

What is your goal for Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023?

My goal is I would like to meet as many people from other countries as I can. Also try and help my team win the gold medal for Canada.